Goan Style Chicken Galinha Cafreal Recipe
A chicken curry made with freshly ground masala paste that is slow cooked on a pan.
Goan Style Chicken Galinha Cafreal Recipe is rich chicken curry made with freshly ground spice that is slow cooked on a pan till the masala and the chicken is cooked. As Goa has a major influence from Portuguese, most of their cooking styles are adopted from them. This recipe is the classic example of Portuguese influence. It is believed that this recipe has been got from one of the African country, where they had a Portuguese colony. The freshness from the coriander leaves and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice lifts this dish up to whole new world.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Goan recipes such as
- 2 Chicken drumstick
- 1 Onion , finely chopped
- Salt , to taste To grind
- 1 Onion , chopped
- 3 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves
- 1 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
- 1 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
- 2 tablespoons Garam masala powder
- 1 tablespoon Black pepper powder
- 1 Lemon juice
- 2 Green Chillies
- 1 inch Ginger
- 4 cloves Garlic
How to make Goan Style Chicken Galinha Cafreal Recipe
To begin making the Goan Style Chicken Galinha Cafreal Recipe, we will first grind all the ingredients given in the list to grind to a coarse paste.
Add this paste into a bowl. Rub the drumsticks nicely with paste so that the masala will seep in.
Rest the chicken for atleast 1 hour. Later heat a kadai with oil, add onions and saute until it softens.
Add the marinated chicken with all the extra masala. Roast the chicken for at least 5 minutes.
Add 1 cup of water and cover it with a lid and cook over a medium flame for about 20 minutes.
Make sure you keep turning the chicken so that it will evenly get cooked. You can cook for another 10 minutes if the chicken is undone.